In the News & Featured Articles


Foster Focus Magazine, The Art of Healing: How One Former Foster Youth’s Ability to Forgive Helped Her Move On, V4 I11, April 2015

  • Featuring Kimberly Rhyan, Winner of Foster Alumni and Educator Award, Successful Survivors Foundation

Speaking/Presentation Engagements

U.S. Department of Education: Foster Alumni Panel, May 2016, Washington D.C.

Ohio Reach College Retreat, August 2016, Columbus State Community College

“Telling Our Stories – Family Reconciliation,” September 2016, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

The Changing Landscape for Foster Care Alumni as Successful College Students in the 21st Century: It’s About Collaboration! Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA), January 2017, Columbus, Ohio

Kim Rhyan – My Story, Fostering Further, Interview, February 2017, Newark, Ohio

“Never Never Give Up: The Resiliency of Former Foster Youth,” ACPA17, PechaKucha, March 2017, Columbus, Ohio

“Work-Life Balance: Interwoven Life Tapestries of Motherhood, Management and Mentorship,” American College Personnel Association (ACPA) National Convention, Sponsored by the Coalition for Women’s Identities and the Commission for Administrative Leadership, March 2017, Columbus, Ohio

“Map Your Goals,” Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI), University of Cincinnati, Meet-Up, January 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio

“I’m Game for the Future,” 2018 Fostering Pathways for Success Conference, Ohio Reach & Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, August 2018

“Try and Try again: Never Give Up on Your Goals.” Young Not Silent, Breaking Down Barriers, 6th Annual Citywide Youth Summit, University of Cincinnati, November 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio